When it comes to the horror genre, there are only a few among many that actually manage to carve an everlasting impression on the audience’s hearts. After tasting a good amount of success from their previous series, the makers of Kingdom seasons 1 and 2 have decided to come up with yet another head-turning horror-thriller Kingdom: Ashin of the North.
In this article, you will get to know all about the series and why you should go for it.
The Plot of Kingdom: Ashin of the North :
Kingdom: Ashin of the North recounts a horrific saga of the merciless slaughter of people in the kingdom of Joseon.
Set against the backdrop of inflating political conflict in South Korea, the series first introduces us to two tribal groups- the Jurchens( Chinese) and the Joseon. For the unversed, the Joseon empire flourished during the late 14th century and stayed in power till the 18th century.
The Japanese were already exercising their control over the Southern part of the Joseon empire and the Jurchens were eyeing the northern part of the kingdom. The military power of the Jurchens stood so unmatched that no army in the world had the courage to challenge their might. Sensing the potential danger from their arch enemy Pajeowi, the Joseons appointed a group of Jurchen to keep a track of his activities.
THE FORBIDDEN PLANT
The story now shifts its focus on the main protagonist Ashin, a young girl who lives with her ill mother and her father Ta hab.
While her father was the leader of the Jurchens, Ashin is only concerned about her mother’s declining health. When she comes to know about a miraculous plant in the Pyesa Gun forest that could resurrect the dead, she decides to fetch the life-saving herbs for her mother but is warned by her father against doing the same.
The helplessness of the young girl and her desperation will surely make our hearts sink with sorrow and pity.
TRAGEDY STRIKES ASHIN
The story takes a tragic turn when Min Chi Rok(deputy commander of the Chupajin group) is informed about a bizarre happening in the forest of Pyesa Gun.
15 Paejowi Jurchen men were found dead under unusual circumstances. Chi Rok finds out that the wretched catastrophe was machinated by a member of the Haewon Cho clan but keeps the secret to himself and fabricates the false story of a tiger killing the men.
Ashin somehow manages to sneak out in her father’s absence to bring the forbidden herb for her mother, oblivious of what the destiny had in store for her the next moment.
ASHIN’S TRAUMA AND REVENGE
When she returns back she received the most horrific shock of her life. Aedigon, chief of the pajeowi attacked and mercilessly killed all her kiths and kins in the village.
The earth-shattering sight of the fallen bodies scattered hither and thither sent shivers down her spine. She was horrified, grief-stricken and helpless. However, she gathers herself and thus begins the journey of her wrath and vengeance.
With the help of the resurrecting plant, she turned her loved ones into zombies and kept them feeding until she completes her mission of killing the killers of her people. Who are the people whom Ashin wants to take revenge on? How she does that, and what is its aftermath? Well to get these answers, you need to go and turn on your Netflix.
A STILL FROM THE SERIES
Why Watch Kingdom: Ashin of the North?
● The engaging and captivating storyline of Kingdom: Ashin of the North will keep the viewers on pins and needles till the end. With excellent cinematography, top-quality VFX and amazing action sequences. The makers have ensured that the viewers’ curiosity and excitement is satiated to the maximum extent possible.
● There is no unnecessary dragging or filler. The series sticks true to its plot throughout which makes it a compelling watch.
● The actors have done justice to their roles without a doubt. Be it Ashin’s despair or her obstinateness, Jun Ji Hyun’s acting is a treat to watch.
The series has received a positive response so far with an IMDB rating of 7.2. Quite impressive, isn’t it?
The trailer also looks promising and the actors have aced their parts.
Thus we can predict that the heart-rending tale of Ashin and her revenge will surely strike the right chord with the audience.
You can watch the official trailer of Kingdom: Ashin of the North here.
To sum up, the makers and the actors of Kingdom: Ashin of the North have left no stone unturned to make the series as thrilling and enjoyable as they can.
Kingdom: Ashin of the North has raised the bar for the horror-thriller genre.